On the morning after the Alexandria City Council supported a new idea to pay for street projects, the Douglas County Board also talked about the need for more transportation funding.
The board approved a resolution that encourages the Legislature to enact a law that brings adequate funding to Minnesota’s statewide transportation system.
The Alexandria City Council is exploring the idea of enacting a local sales tax.
City Administrator Jim Taddei broached the topic at Monday night’s council meeting as a way of dealing with cuts in local government aid (LGA).
Taddei said that based on information from the state, the city was expecting to receive the same amount of LGA this year that it received last year.
The Detroit Lakes City Council gave a thumbs-up to a half cent sales tax on food, beverages and entertainment in the city, and voted to approve contacting the state legislature and starting the process of implementing the new tax.
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